This urban residence hall is a keystone of the George Washington University's development plan. The design of the housing infill preserves three historic apartment building facades and integrates them into a contemporary structure extending through the block. Behind the facades are 14 affinity units with living, and dining areas and kitchens to reinforce community. A pedestrian passageway cuts through the center of the hall to retail and commercial spaces and student amenities on the lower level. Sensor-activated lighting, daylighting, and efficient HVAC systems maximize energy savings and performance. Green roofs absorb rainwater to meet the city’s stringent stormwater management regulations.